Paulinho da Costa

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Paulinho da Costa (, born Paulo Roberto da Costa on May 31, 1943) is a Brazilian percussionist born in Rio de Janeiro, considered one of the most recorded musicians of modern times.wikipedia
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Pablo Records

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He was signed to Norman Granz’s Pablo Records for three of his solo albums, Agora, Happy People and Sunrise, as well as Breakdown on A&M Records.
Later, the label issued recordings by Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Milt Jackson, and Paulinho da Costa.

Breakdown (Paulinho da Costa album)

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He was signed to Norman Granz’s Pablo Records for three of his solo albums, Agora, Happy People and Sunrise, as well as Breakdown on A&M Records.
Breakdown is the fourth solo album by Brazilian percussionist Paulinho Da Costa released in 1991, recorded for A&M Records.

Agora (Paulinho da Costa album)

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He was signed to Norman Granz’s Pablo Records for three of his solo albums, Agora, Happy People and Sunrise, as well as Breakdown on A&M Records.
Agora is the first solo album by Brazilian percussionist Paulinho da Costa released in 1977, recorded for Pablo Records.

Sunrise (Paulinho da Costa album)

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He was signed to Norman Granz’s Pablo Records for three of his solo albums, Agora, Happy People and Sunrise, as well as Breakdown on A&M Records.
Sunrise is the third solo album by Brazilian percussionist Paulinho da Costa released in 1984, recorded for Pablo Records.

Happy People (Paulinho da Costa album)

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He was signed to Norman Granz’s Pablo Records for three of his solo albums, Agora, Happy People and Sunrise, as well as Breakdown on A&M Records.
Happy People is the second solo album by Brazilian percussionist Paulinho Da Costa released in 1979, recorded for Pablo Records.

Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack)

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He was an artist on Michael Jackson’s Grammy Award-winning Thriller, Madonna's True Blue, Celine Dion’s Let's Talk About Love, hit singles and movie soundtracks, including Saturday Night Fever, Dirty Dancing and Purple Rain among others.

Light Up the Night (The Brothers Johnson album)

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Da Costa was a regular on the albums Jones produced, including The Brothers Johnson’s Light Up The Night, George Benson’s Give me the Night, Donna Summer’s Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand's Till I Loved You and USA for Africa’s We Are the World.

Samba

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Beginning his career as a samba musician in Brazil, he relocated to the United States in the early 1970s and worked with Brazilian bandleader Sérgio Mendes.
Brazilian percussionist and studio musician Paulinho Da Costa, currently based in Los Angeles, incorporates the rhythms and instrumentation of the samba into the albums of hundreds of American, European and Japanese artists — including producer Quincy Jones, jazz performer Dizzy Gillespie, pop singer Michael Jackson and vocalist Barbra Streisand.

Pandeiro

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Da Costa was born in Irajá, a neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and as a child began learned the pandeiro.
Some of the best-known pandeiro players today are Paulinho da Costa, Nanny Assis, Airto Moreira, Marcos Suzano, Cyro Baptista, Zé Maurício, and Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro.

Powerlight

He collaborated on Earth, Wind and Fire's albums, All 'N All, I Am, Faces, Raise!, Powerlight, Millennium and In the Name of Love.

We Are the World

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Da Costa was a regular on the albums Jones produced, including The Brothers Johnson’s Light Up The Night, George Benson’s Give me the Night, Donna Summer’s Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand's Till I Loved You and USA for Africa’s We Are the World.

I Am (Earth, Wind & Fire album)

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He collaborated on Earth, Wind and Fire's albums, All 'N All, I Am, Faces, Raise!, Powerlight, Millennium and In the Name of Love.

Thriller (album)

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He was an artist on Michael Jackson’s Grammy Award-winning Thriller, Madonna's True Blue, Celine Dion’s Let's Talk About Love, hit singles and movie soundtracks, including Saturday Night Fever, Dirty Dancing and Purple Rain among others.

Quincy Jones

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Producer Quincy Jones chose da Costa to work on many projects, including the soundtracks for The Wiz and The Color Purple, as well as Jones's albums The Dude, Basie & Beyond, Back on the Block, Q's Jook Joint and From Q with Love.
The Brazilian Simone, whom Jones cites as "one of the world's greatest singers"; Brazilian musicians Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento; and percussionist Paulinho Da Costa, who Jones called "one of the best in the business", have become close friends and partners in his recent works.

Bahiana

He played on Dizzy Gillespie’s albums including Free Ride, Dizzy's Party and Bahiana.

True Blue (Madonna album)

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He was an artist on Michael Jackson’s Grammy Award-winning Thriller, Madonna's True Blue, Celine Dion’s Let's Talk About Love, hit singles and movie soundtracks, including Saturday Night Fever, Dirty Dancing and Purple Rain among others.

All 'n All

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He collaborated on Earth, Wind and Fire's albums, All 'N All, I Am, Faces, Raise!, Powerlight, Millennium and In the Name of Love.

Raise!

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He collaborated on Earth, Wind and Fire's albums, All 'N All, I Am, Faces, Raise!, Powerlight, Millennium and In the Name of Love.

Give Me the Night (album)

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Da Costa was a regular on the albums Jones produced, including The Brothers Johnson’s Light Up The Night, George Benson’s Give me the Night, Donna Summer’s Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand's Till I Loved You and USA for Africa’s We Are the World.

The Dude (Quincy Jones album)

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Producer Quincy Jones chose da Costa to work on many projects, including the soundtracks for The Wiz and The Color Purple, as well as Jones's albums The Dude, Basie & Beyond, Back on the Block, Q's Jook Joint and From Q with Love.

Till I Loved You (album)

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Da Costa was a regular on the albums Jones produced, including The Brothers Johnson’s Light Up The Night, George Benson’s Give me the Night, Donna Summer’s Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand's Till I Loved You and USA for Africa’s We Are the World.

Tudo Bem!

Tudo Bem! is an album by American jazz guitarist Joe Pass and percussionist Paulinho da Costa that was released in 1978.

Dizzy's Party

He played on Dizzy Gillespie’s albums including Free Ride, Dizzy's Party and Bahiana.

Back on the Block

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Producer Quincy Jones chose da Costa to work on many projects, including the soundtracks for The Wiz and The Color Purple, as well as Jones's albums The Dude, Basie & Beyond, Back on the Block, Q's Jook Joint and From Q with Love.

Norman Granz

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He was signed to Norman Granz’s Pablo Records for three of his solo albums, Agora, Happy People and Sunrise, as well as Breakdown on A&M Records.